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After raising three children and working 16 years as a dry cleaner, Doris Waller, 53, looked for a change of pace. She had always enjoyed housekeeping, so she took on a job with a maid service. After a highly successful first year, Doris struck out on her own. Now she is president of her own housekeeping service, D&W Cleaning, Inc., which serves professional offices and private homes. Doris has kept busy learning entrepreneurial skills for her expanding business. Her current task is mastering the computer so that she will be able to manage her own business matters.

A proud grandmother of six, Doris loves to keep active by dancing and taking long nature walks. An avid reader, she loves mysteries—and keeps sharp by trying to figure out the mystery herself. She'll put the book down and rerun the action in her mind until she has a solution to the situation.

"It helps," she says, "to think. I like to visualize into the distance what the place in the story looks like."

Doris prefers reading to watching stories on television, because she finds TV boring. "It's all mapped out for you. There's little to think about!"

need to exercise all areas of your brain. We will incorporate activities throughout the book to help you exercise all sections of your brain.

SEEK AND FIND PUZZLE

Here is a vocabulary activity that uses some of the words we define in this book. This puzzle is in the familiar Seek and Find format. Find the words in the array of letters inside the "brain." The words may appear spelled forward or backward, up or down, as well as diagonally. When you find them, circle them or use a highlighter to identify them.

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The answer to this puzzle is on page 58.

SELF-QUIZ

In Chapters 1 and 2, you learned a great deal about how you learn and what your strengths are for acquiring new information. Let's take a moment to rehearse that knowledge. With this chapter, we introduce the self-quiz, a mechanism for organizing new knowledge and promoting long-term storage of it.

# 1-2, Check the response most like you:

1. My preferred style for learning is

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2. A secondary style I can use is

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3. An activity to increase proficiency in the third learning style might be_

4. The nerve cells in my brain are called _.

5. The message pathways that are created in my brain as I

# 6, Check the responses most like you:

6. Of the seven multiple intelligences, my expertise lies in all of the following:

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7. An activity I might choose to increase my ability in one of the areas of multiple intelligences that at this time I do not possess would be_

Answer to the Seek and Find puzzle:

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REFERENCES:

1. Peter S. Eriksson et al. "Neurogenesis in the Adult Human Hippocampus," Nature Medicine (November 1998, 4 Number 11): 1313-1317.

2. J. Madeline Nash, "Special Report: Fertile Minds From Birth, A Baby's Cells Proliferate Wildly, Making Connections That May Shape a Lifetime of Experience," Time, 3 (February 1997): 48.

3. Robert Kunzig, "Climbing Through the Brain," Discover Magazine, 1 (August 1998): 60.

4. "Neuron Migration and Brain Disorders," Brain Briefings (January 1995); Marcia Barinaga, "Neurobiology: Researchers Find Signals that Guide Young Brain Neurons," Science, 17 (October 1997); Sharon Begley, "Your Child's Brain," Newsweek, 19 (February 1996): 55.

5. Kunzig, "Climbing Through the Brain."

6. Carla Shatz, "The Developing Brain," Scientific American (September 1992): 61.

7. "Neuron Migration and Brain Disorders," Brain Briefings (January 1995).

8. J. Madeline Nash, "Special Report: Fertile Minds From Birth, A Baby's Cells Proliferate Wildly, Making Connections That May Shape a Lifetime of Experience," Time, 3 (February 1997): 48.

9. Joel Davis, Mapping the Mind. The Secrets of the Human Brain and How it Works (Secaucus: Birch Lane Press, 1997); Carla Shatz, "The Developing Brain," Scientific American (September 1992): 61.

10. Sandra Ackerman, Discovering the Brain (Washington: National Academy Press, 1992).

11. Silvia Cardoso, "Neurons: Our Internal Galaxy," Brain and Mind (November 1998).

12. Sally P. Springer and Georg Deutsch, Left Brain. Right Brain. Perspectives from Cognitive Neuroscience (New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1998).

13. Doreen Kimura, "Sex, sexual orientation and sex hormones influence human cognitive function," in Findings and Current Opinions in Cognitive Neuroscience, ed. Larry Squire and Stephen Kosslyn (London: MIT Press, 1998); Anne Moir and David Jessel, Brain Sex (New York: Carol Publishing Group, 1991).

14. Silvia Cardoso, "The External Architecture of the Brain," Brain and Mind (March-May 1997).

15. Press release, University of Toronto, April 1, 1999.

16. Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (New York: Basic Books, 1993).

17. Oliver Koenig and Stephen Kosslyn, Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience (New York: Free Press, 1995).

18. Michael D. Lemonick, "Glimpses of the Mind," Time, 17 (July 1995): 44.

19. Joel Davis, Mapping the Mind. The Secrets of the Human Brain and How it Works (Secaucus: Birch Lane Press,

20. Carla Shatz, "The Developing Brain," Scientific American (September 1992): 61.

21. Howard Gardner, Frames of Mind. The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (New York: Basic Books, 1993).

22. Carla Shatz, "The Developing Brain," Scientific American (September 1992): 61.

23. Gardner, Frames of Mind.

24. Doreen Kimura, "Sex, sexual orientation and sex hormones influence human cognitive function," in Findings and Current Opinions in Cognitive Neuroscience, ed. Larry Squire and Stephen Kosslyn (London: MIT Press,

25. Gardner, Frames of Mind.

26. Oliver Koenig and Stephen Kosslyn, Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience (New York: Free Press, 1995).

27. Oliver Koenig and Stephen Kosslyn, Wet Mind: The New Cognitive Neuroscience (New York: Free Press, 1995).

28. "Memory Building," The Economist, 29 (August 1998).

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